Should I minor in Math?
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Should I minor in Math?
Posted 20 February 2013  05:16 PM
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 20 February 2013  05:55 PM
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 21 February 2013  07:41 AM
Oh and refer to my signature...
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 21 February 2013  09:07 AM
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 21 February 2013  09:22 AM
For your question, this cuts both ways: yes, learning more math is directly related to what you're doing as a programmer and so maybe it makes sense to dive into those questions more deeply. On the other hand, if some layabout accordion player with a BA in linguistics can find his way into these problems with a bunch of cheap Dover reprints and gallons and gallons of coffee, maybe that's another way to get what you need, without doing a formal major in the subject.
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But not apparently your ability to English write.
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 24 February 2013  09:50 PM
Do it now while you have the opportunity.
But don't be like me and go for a full physics second major...
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 10 March 2013  11:00 PM
I know at my University, you end up taking enough math by proxy of the major that you end up being two courses from a minor which can be easily fit into a schedule. If you start at a Community college, get an Associates in Mathematics and that will put you right about at a minor for the university level.
For my A.S. in Math, I needed the following courses: Physics I & II, Calc I, II, III, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. So at my university I only need one more math class to finish my minor. Been thinking about what course to take that will be most beneficial to CSE. Probably Numerical Methods since it counts for both CSE and Math.
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 12 March 2013  12:42 AM
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Really? one class? At my university there is a never ending list of math classes I have to take for a minor: methods of proof, real analysis, linear II, partial diffy Q, Complex I & II, ect.. the list continues.
This post has been edited by jjl: 12 March 2013  12:42 AM
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 13 March 2013  09:10 PM
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 16 March 2013  02:08 PM
If I were to double major (not minor) in mathematics, I would need a LOT of classes. Right around the same type of classes you mentioned jjl
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 17 March 2013  09:42 PM
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No it's for a minor; however, my school is on the quarter system.
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 02 April 2013  04:12 PM
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Re: Should I minor in Math?
Posted 05 April 2013  08:47 AM
IngeniousHax, on 10 March 2013  11:00 PM, said:
I know at my University, you end up taking enough math by proxy of the major that you end up being two courses from a minor which can be easily fit into a schedule. If you start at a Community college, get an Associates in Mathematics and that will put you right about at a minor for the university level.
For my A.S. in Math, I needed the following courses: Physics I & II, Calc I, II, III, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. So at my university I only need one more math class to finish my minor. Been thinking about what course to take that will be most beneficial to CSE. Probably Numerical Methods since it counts for both CSE and Math.
This.
If you want to go into games programming or scientific research, above average mathematical knowledge seems
to be a requirement (at least from the job postings I've seen). I have a bit of a bias, being a math
major, but I will say that the extra classes can only benefit you.
